The Amazon Echo can be useful for all sorts of things you’re too lazy to do. It can turn on Netflix when your remote is all the way across the room. It can dim the lights or change their color if you’ve got one of those fancy smart homes. And now, Alexa, the Echo’s helpful A.I., can even curate a playlist specifically for fucking, if that’s a thing you think you need but don’t have the energy to make yourself.
It’s all part of the new “activity-based voice search” feature detailed in a recent press release from Amazon. With the update, users will be able to ask Alexa to play “music for jogging” or “music for meditation” and even “songs for making babies,” as Amazon puts it. When Brian Feldman at New York took this new feature for a test drive he soon realized Alexa’s imagination was a bit limited.
Regardless of whether he asked for “songs for hooking up” or the more direct “songs for fucking,” Alexa would only provide Feldman with a playlist of “Sexy Classic Rock.” This playlist includes “Cherry Pie” by Warrant, “Rocket Queen” by Guns ’N’ Roses, and “Bang A Gong” by T. Rex, proving once and for all that inside every Amazon echo is a horny Rust Belt dirtbag just trying to get laid.
Hopefully, Amazon will be sending out an update soon that leans more to the Marvin Gaye, Janet Jackson, and Ginuwine side of the musical spectrum, so users can properly get down to their robot-assisted business.